Texas laws on receiving a handgun as a gift/private party transaction.

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  • Thevekose

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    I recently turned 18 and came to find out I could not buy a handgun (at least from an FFL),my father who has many handguns says I can receive one of his as a gift or since he is considered a "private party" I can purchase from him as well,being skeptical I asked one of my local police officers and he said it was illegal for me to even receive one as a gift,I just want a third opinion here and please back up your info with a link to where you read it,I do not want to get into trouble with the law!
     

    TexasRedneck

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    Okay...you'll accept the incorrect statement of an LEO, and demand proof of folks that live and breath guns?

    Do as you wish. As a private party, I'll sell to anyone 18 years of age or over that may own a gun with an ATF agent standing there watching me. You want proof - look it up yourself on the ATF website........I *know* the law.
     

    Koinonia

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    18+ for handgun in Texas. It is also in the "Handgun safety Act" booklet you get from the FFL. It says possession of one under 18 years of age.
     

    Thevekose

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    Okay...you'll accept the incorrect statement of an LEO, and demand proof of folks that live and breath guns?

    Do as you wish. As a private party, I'll sell to anyone 18 years of age or over that may own a gun with an ATF agent standing there watching me. You want proof - look it up yourself on the ATF website........I *know* the law.

    I did not demand anything sir,I just asked you back up your info with a reliable source,you have to understand that I do not want my 2nd amendment rights to be revoked because something as trivial as whether or not I am old enough to own a handgun (which imho is a stupid law if they want you to be a certain age for buying a firearm it need to be across the board not just saying "oh you can buy this gun but not this gun because it has bad features on it." I wanted to be absolutely sure that I was not unknowingly committing a felony offense.The law may be stupid but I still have to obey it,and fight it in the hopes that it is repealed in the future.

    Thanks for the help guys I read that 46.06 penal code and it confirms that I can buy from a private party or receive a handgun as a gift at the age of 18.
     

    A.Texas.Yankee

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    You still won't be able to purchase ammo if I'm not mistaken. I think rifle and pistol ammo purchases from a retailer are still =+21.

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